|Bullet Weight||180 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Soft-Point (SP)|
|Ammo Caliber||.308 (7.62X51)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||2620|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||2743|
|Cost Per Round||$1.40 per round|
Browning’s Silver Series line of ammunition fits that bill. This round is armed with a weighty 180 grain projectile. Its muzzle velocity is relatively low because of that, but it pays off in the form of harder impact energy and deeper penetration. The soft point’s jacket is not bonded, although its tough copper-alloy composition does sufficiently fortify the bullet against core/jacket separation.
The soft point takes a straightforward approach to terminal expansion. When its bare lead tip connects with hide, it sets right to work flattening out the whole front of the bullet. Expansion is extra reliable thanks to the jacket’s skived rim, which splits apart symmetrically as it yields to the mushrooming lead core. The jacket is precision-plated with a thin layer of nickel for cosmetic purposes only.
This reloadable brass-cased cartridge’s low-residue powder launches its projectile to a muzzle velocity of 2,620 fps. Its 0.382 G1 ballistic coefficient bullet will exhibit -9.7” drop at 300 yards after a 200-yard zero.